Workout

Creating The Perfect Gym In Your Garden

James Willmott | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Willmott

The number of health conscious people in the UK is on the up and commercial gyms can be incredibly busy at peak times. With costly memberships and families trying to juggle the demands of modern life, more and more are creating their own workout space at home.

Why Working Out In Winter Will Make You Faster, Slimmer And Happier

Colin Gentry | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

When the clocks went back in October, regular gym-goers not only received an extra hour of sleep but some extra square footage in the gym too. Year af...

Don't Be In The Dark About Late Night Workouts

Colin Gentry | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

A calorie burned at 9am is the same as a calorie burned at 9pm, but there are benefits of working out past your bedtime. Consider becoming a night owl and making the most of the gains that can be had exercising after dark.

Three Reasons Why You Should Skip Legs Day

Colin Gentry | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

The next time you feel your lower back aching, your knees caving in, or you start walking over to the abductor machine, either corner a personal trainer who knows what they're doing or head home and swat up on your research.

Fitspo Couple Gain Weight To Prove Their Fitness Programs Work

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An Australian couple who launched the FitMum and FitDad fitness programs have gained weight together in a bid to lose it all again - and prove their p...

It's Not Too Late to Build Sexy Summer Legs

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

It's not too late for you to build a pair of sexy summertime legs! And yes it's mainly because, although late June, it doesn't seem that British summer has started yet. But whilst we patiently wait let's all do something useful and get to work shaping up our bodies ready to bare all on those upcoming 2.5 days of hot sun!

Five Things to Do Today for Instant Fitness Progress

David Kingsbury | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

There is more to your workout than cardio exercises. If you're not including some resistance training into your routine, then you really need to start right now!

The Never Ending Bulk

David Kingsbury | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

For the most part people look good lighter than they might think. Even with top actors I work with their bodyweight for the shirtless scenes is lower than people expect, the truth is being really lean gives the impression of size better than soft size does.

Training Starts Tomorrow

Olivia Cox | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

In last week's post, I alluded to the fact that I had signed up to do a 10k run. In fact, I more than alluded to it - I outright stated it. And I'm ashamed to say that it wasn't strictly true. In fact, what I had done is challenge the editor of a well-known running magazine to a race. I mean, you can probably see the flawed logic already.

The Golden Rule for Bigger Arms

James Haskell | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Take a look in any mainstream gym, and you'll find the most popular exercise at any given time to be the bicep curl. It's the exercise of choice for insecure guys trying to blow up their arms. And whilst bicep curls do have their place, it's definitely not the most important exercise if you want bigger arms.

5 Moves For Awesome Abs

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Looking to get ripped for summer? Adam Rosante wants to show you how. Do these five moves, back-to-back, for 60 seconds a piece, without having a rest...

Four Exercises to Develop Your Quads

James Haskell | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Barbell front squats provide all the muscle building stimulus of a back squat, but with more emphasis on the quads and less on the lower back, hips and hamstrings. Don't expect to push as much weight on a front squat, but if you can set aside your ego, the results will be more than worth it.

Six Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

James Haskell | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Nothing commands respect in the gym like a heavy deadlift with impeccable form. But even more importantly, the deadlift is one of the most powerful full body muscle builders on the planet. If you've got a strong deadlift in your locker, chances are you're already a pretty big dude.

Something for Everyone

James Haskell | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In last week's column we looked at a power endurance workout, which although not hugely complex was certainly for those who have a reasonable understanding about training and lifting. So for the slightly more advanced shall we say.

Power Endurance Workout

James Haskell | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's the same kind of full body workout you get, from ball carrying, tackling, getting to your feet and competing for the ball. So it's great rugby specific work - great research for my new rugby book due out next week!

Five Workout Finishers to Blitz Body Fat

James Haskell | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Regular readers of my weekly columns will know by now there is no such thing as a free lunch or pass when it comes to training. Success requires sustained commitment and real effort to get the body results you want.

Do You Even Lift?

James Haskell | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You work hard in the gym, or so you think. You eat right, or so you think. You're pretty strong, at least for your size, or so you've been told. So why are you still stuck looking like someone who doesn't even lift?

One Piece of Gym Equipment for Faster Gains

James Haskell | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

If all of your work in the gym is done with a conventional straight barbell and dumbbells, you're missing out on some serious potential gains. There is one key piece of equipment that, when utilised correctly, can be your secret tool for getting stronger faster than ever before.

My Guide to Getting Started Into Fitness Part Two

James Haskell | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You don't want someone who doesn't know what they're talking about. You want someone to push you. There's no point in spending money on health, fitness, equipment, food and diet, if you're not going to put the work in.

Easy 10-Minute Workout For Time-Starved Workers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After eight hours (or more) of sitting at your desk, it can be pretty difficult to motivate yourself to go to the gym. Especially when it's dark outsi...

My Guide to Getting started Into Fitness - Part One

James Haskell | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

This is probably the question I got asked the most. In this day and age everyone has a basic understanding about the importance and need to take some regular exercise. However if this involves more than walking the dog then there is stuff to know and learn IF you want to do things properly and get benefit.

This Baking Tray Workout Is Wowing The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget expensive gym memberships, one personal trainer has demonstrated how you can up your fitness at home - using a baking tray. Julius Kieser po...

Why (And How) to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

James Haskell | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's not vastly complex but nevertheless competent training can be a tad complicated. However the one great benefit of this is it completes dispels the ludicrous lean in 15 and get fit in a week style plans, which are bandied about all to frequency as quick fix solutions.

Five Exercises for Shredded Abs

James Haskell | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's safe to say that no physique is complete without a set of steel-cut abs. Big shoulders and a barrel chest will help you fill out a tee shirt, but if you want a body that catches the eye when you're wearing nothing but a pair of swim trunks, you need abs that you can grate cheese on.

Five Exercises for Boulder Shoulders

James Haskell | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Next time you're at the gym, canvas the weights room and look at the other guys who are training. Chances are, you'll easily spot a few with decent sized biceps, a well-proportioned chest, and probably one or two with a good set of abs too.